A would-be thief received a frosty welcome at a Wendy's in Yuba City Monday evening.

Around 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Day, a man walked into the fast food restaurant with a knife in hand and a pillowcase covering his head.

While the suspect was standing at the front counter a customer walked up behind him and struck him on the back on the head with a chair.

After getting hit, the suspect ran out of the restaurant and jumped into a white sedan that was waiting nearby.

He did not get away with any money.